Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies!

As I said on facebook, this is one of the best recipes for chocolate chip cookies that I have found. I have tried many different ones and these take the top prize. I "grade" my cookies on the following things: 1)How they hold up to heat (do they get to flat) 2)How "gooey" they are 3)How brown they get (even at suggested cooking time) and 4)Overall flavor. So now that you know all that, these meet all my criteria! They are really easy to make...I use one bowl for everything! Let me know what you think if you make them!

1 cup of butter, softened (don't melt it)
3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
1/4 cup of sugar
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. of vanilla
2 1/4 cups of flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add pudding mix, eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in choc. chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes (check at around 8 minutes) or until lightly browned. It's okay if the centers are not as brown as the edges. As they cool they will firm up and taste great. Cool on wire racks. Yields about 4 dozen.